You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.